Rupf Reto

Management toolkit outdoor recreation and nature - MAFREINA
Management-Toolkit Freizeit und Natur - MAFREINA

Project Number: CH-3785
Project Type: Research_Project
Project Duration: 05/01/2008 - 12/31/2012 project completed
Funding Source: KTI ,
Project Leader: Prof. Reto Rupf
Head Centre Nature Management
Environmental Planning
Institut Umwelt & Natürliche Ressourcen (IUNR)
Grüental - Postfach 335
8820 Wädenswil
Phone: +41 (0) 58 934 59 07 ; +41 (0) 58 934 59 10
FAX: +41 (0) 58 934 59 11
e-Mail: reto.rupf(at)

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Research Areas:
Living Space

Legal and Social sciences, Economics
Social geography and Ecology

The pressure on nature has intensified in recent years; outdoor recreation entered new spaces continuously. This issue is discussed in debates such as localisation of wildlife protection zones, "soft forms of leisure and tourism" and intensive use tourism or conflicts in natural spaces near agglomerations.
With the management toolkit MAFREINA (german: Management-Toolkit Freizeit und Natur; management toolkit outdoor recreation and nature), modular instruments will be developed, which allow to discover critical areas of use in the nature spatially and temporally. This detection of the current situation, the simulation of the agents’ behaviour in future and the effects of management decisions are fundamentals to increase the planning reliability. Results are optimised leisure facilities (such as hiking-trails), conflict reductions in the environmental field and cost savings due to bad planning.

Studies within in this projects:
Analysis of visitors behaviour in Val Müstair
Planungsinstrumente für Wandern und Mountainbiking in Berggebieten


Rupf, R., W. Haider & U. Pröbstel. 2014. Hikers and mountain bikers - do they fight like cats and dogs? In: Reimann, M., K. Sepp, E. Pärnä & R. Tuula (Hrsg.) Local community and outdoor recreation - The seventh international conference on monitoring and management of visitor flows in recreational and protected areas. Tallinn, EE.
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Rupf, R. 2014. Choice-Experimente als Grundlage für Agenten-basierte Modelle zur Planung im naturorientierten Outdoorsport. PhD Thesis, Institut für Landschaftsentwicklung, Erholungs- und Naturschutzplanung. Wien, Universität für Bodenkultur. 331 S.

Rupf, R., Wyttenbach, M., Köchli, D., Hediger, M., Lauber, S., Ochsner, P. & Graf, R. 2011. Assessing the spatio-temporal pattern of winter sports acivities to minimize disturbance in capercaillie habitats. eco.mont, Vol. 3/2.

Last update: 1/26/18
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